Celebrating Love With Love

It's a big day here in the land of Bradford. Today hubs and I celebrate thirty years of marriage.     Thirty years sure does seem like a monumental milestone in this day and age. I can't tell you how many friends of my kids have already gotten divorced after not even five years. I wish I could say we have all the answers on how to last this long, but I don't. I don't believe anyone can have a perfect marriage. There are always ups and downs--usually more ups than downs, I hope. But I think what's worked for [...]

2018-02-12T06:04:15+00:00 February 12th, 2018|everyday, pocket page scrapbooking, printables|0 Comments

This Pretty Much Sums Up My January

  This is pretty sad. I can't even believe I wrote nothing in my Fundamentals Planner for January. Not only that, I haven't written in my journal either! So not like me! This terrible cold I had in January pretty much brought everything to a halt. And the worst part of it is, it's hard to get back into a routine now. I feel like I have no creative mojo and even less motivation to do anything. What is wrong with me? I have ideas. Some come together. Some don't. February stamps are late, but will be available for preorder starting [...]

2018-02-09T05:40:05+00:00 February 9th, 2018|everyday|1 Comment

Last Two Days of the Jolly Holiday Sale

  I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday season! I've been enjoying this week off spending time with the family, working on puzzles, reading, getting the house back into shape, and playing with my new iPad Pro. Yay! :) I wanted to also remind y'all about our final two days of the Jolly Holiday sale. Stamps are already discounted and use the code JOLLY for the rest (some exclusions apply). I can't believe we're almost at 2018!!!

2017-12-30T08:18:30+00:00 December 30th, 2017|everyday|0 Comments

The Curious Case of the Diabetic Cat

  Well, we are six weeks into the diabetes regiment with Sam, our cat (read the story). It’s been rather a process getting his levels down during the first weeks. We started with one unit of insulin, then went to two and eventually to three when it finally came down to more of 300, but it still fluctuated up to the 400 range. Still, he was feeling better, not hanging out by the faucet and therefore not peeing gallons and actually started hanging out with us again on our beds. Shocker. But we still needed to get that glucose level [...]

2017-12-20T05:50:03+00:00 December 20th, 2017|everyday|5 Comments

Jolly Holiday Sale!

Oh my goodness! Did you guys have an awesome holiday? We definitely got stuffed and had good times with family. Even managed to see a movie--Murder on the Orient Express. It got medium reviews so we went with medium expectations and therefore enjoyed it well enough. :) We also watched The Force Awakens at home so that we'd be ready for The Last Jedi when it came out. I love it when we all watch movies together. It doesn't happen very often where everyone is together. We also celebrated Zach's birthday while he and his wife were down from Idaho. He and [...]

2017-11-28T08:15:21+00:00 November 28th, 2017|everyday|0 Comments

Grateful Sale

  In continuation with the theme this week, we are having a Grateful Sale (rather than a Black Friday/Cyber Monday labeled sale. ;) ) Through Monday, on purchases of $10+,  you can save 40% on kits and classes with the code GRATEFUL and 20% on stamps (sale already applied). (Exclusions include the most recent stamps, Christmas Calendar, and classes already discounted.) And, to top it off, we've restocked the following stamps!  A Big Month, Escape, For You, It's A Party, Kramer, Line By Line, Maxwell, One Fine Day, and Travelogue. Please note that we will not have a December stamp release due to efforts made to restock all [...]

2017-11-24T05:52:20+00:00 November 24th, 2017|everyday|0 Comments

Our Diabetic Cat

  Say hello to Sam. Sam is our cat of eight years come this February. He has what I'd consider a stereotypical cat personality in that he wants your affection on his terms. He may not be the cuddly creature that Tito is (Jordan's kitty), but he still loves you...in his own way. For the past little while we've noticed a difference in him. He drinks and pees a lot and has lost weight. Still eats though. So we finally took him to the vet since it seemed like it wasn't changing. And we found out, Sam is diabetic. wow. [...]

2017-11-08T05:33:29+00:00 November 8th, 2017|everyday|2 Comments

A Fall Moment

If there's one thing you gotta do in the fall, it's head for the hills....uh...mountains. The changing scenery and colors is always breathtaking. One of the popular spots to do that is the Alpine Loop. It's been tugging at me to do for the past couple weeks and finally yesterday, my bestie and Jordan took a quick little adventure up the American Fork Canyon side, stopping for a small 'hike' along the Timpanooeke Trail and at our usual digs, a campground up the canyon. We didn't have a lot of time, but my soul just needed to get out and [...]

2017-10-12T06:39:52+00:00 October 12th, 2017|everyday, utah adventures|2 Comments


Sorry I've been a little MIA. We've had a bit of a rough time this past week. Not a story I care to share, but know that we are all well. The week just really sucked and it's now hard to even want to get into the swing of things. One more of those 'weird' things to add for this year. I'm sooo done. This was the final straw for me. Pretty much more than I can handle.     The debate is to work or just do more of this with Jordan's cute baby kitty, Tito (means 'giant' in [...]

2017-09-11T08:38:22+00:00 September 11th, 2017|everyday|10 Comments

And the winner is….

...but first...photo.   I just hate posting without a photo. And since Sunday kind of got away from me for announcing a winner, I thought I'd share a little of what distracted me during the day. So this was actually morning, but Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day! It started off by looking out my window to see the gorgeous morning light and shadows on the neighbor's snowball bush--that happens to hang over onto our side of the fence. ;) Add a little class prep for church, church, making BBQ chicken sandwiches (these turned out really good) and cabbage (ramen) [...]

2017-05-09T10:43:38+00:00 May 8th, 2017|everyday|0 Comments